James Foley, Writers @ Work

About Writers @ Work

Mission Statement:

Writers @ Work is an alumni writers-in-residence series featuring both well-established and emerging writers, editors, and publishers in a range of professional and creative genres. The series seeks to connect Fredonia’s alumni, students, faculty, and community members with a focus on the diverse ways writing and the humanities make a difference in the world.


Writers @ Work brings Fredonia alumni with a variety of educational backgrounds, careers, and accomplishments back to campus for a series of events. Over a two- or three-day period, writers-in-residence may give craft talks, speak on a panel, lead workshops, critique sample writing, participate in Q&A forums, visit classes, or meet student groups. Students, faculty, and community members are provided with opportunities to interact with and learn from each writer’s unique skill set and experiences.


  • To broaden students’ awareness of the value of writing to professional success
  • To showcase the myriad of ways writing and the humanities make a difference in the world
  • To help foster relationships between our alumni and students
  • To tell Fredonia’s story in new ways
  • To celebrate our alumni’s achievements and learn from their experiences while engaging with community members

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners over the years:

Faculty Student Association, Fredonia Alumni Association, Fredonia College Foundation, Fredonia College Foundation's Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund and Mary Louise White Fund, Fredonia Convocation, the School of Business, and the departments of English and History.

This program is made possible by a partnership with Admissions, Alumni Affairs, ASQ-Fredonia, Career Development Office, Enactus, the Fredonia College Foundation, the Fredonia Convocation Committee, the Fredonia Technology Incubator, the School of Business, and the departments of Biology, Business Administration, Communication, English, History, and Theatre and Dance.

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